The Galaxy Watch 5 is finally here! The Galaxy Watch 5 comes in 40mm and 44mm, while the Pro comes in a single 45mm size. All the watches are powered by the same 1.18GHz Exynos W920 processor, with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. This watch uses a more hardy material, including a sapphire crystal in the screen, and Samsung says it’s 60% more scratch resistant than its predecessor.
We now have a bigger battery with 13 percent of a larger battery — 284mAh battery in the 40mm Watch 5 and a 410mAh battery in the 44m. The Pro has an even larger 590mAh battery that’s rated for 80 hours, or 20 hours of continuous GPS usage on a single charge.
After launching after the Unpacked on August 10, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 release date is set (both digitally and physically) for August 26. Pre-orders are live now, and will run until then.
This design improvement is in service of more reliable sensor performance, but Samsung says its three-in-one BioActive sensor has also been upgraded, although it didn’t clarify what changed.
Having the Watch 5’s sensors sit snugly in place even when you’re unconscious should also help the device glean more accurate data while you’re asleep. Samsung monitors your breathing and heart rate to detect not only how long you’ve slept, but also the stages you’re in, like REM, deep or light sleep. It also monitors whether you snore, and uses all that information to assign you a score.
Samsung also added a new skin temperature sensor to the Galaxy Watch 5, but it won’t be activated until some indeterminate date post launch. I wasn’t able to use the watch to take a temperature reading, though I did measure my body fat with the onboard BIA tool.
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- Screen Size :1.2”
- Hardware: Exynos W920 (5 nm)
- Battery: 284 mAh